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By: Delbert M.
Dr. William O. Samuelson, MD
I had a very good experience with Doctor samuelson, and staff. Every thing went well except the for the broken scalpel in my knee. The recovery went well though ,knees feel great no more pain at night and I can sleep. Thanks for everything.
By: Chad H.
Dr. William O. Samuelson, MD
I have had excellent results from both my knee and back surgery that Dr. Samuelson has performed. Without these surgeries it would have been difficult to continue with my career in retail where you are on your feet and in constant motion.
By: Richard R.
Dr. William O. Samuelson, MD
I have nothing but praise and gratitude for Dr Samuelson and his staff . Excellence is the only descriptive word for his expertise and that of his staff . I would rate him 50 stars ! I unequivocally recommend him !
By: Lee J.
Dr. William O. Samuelson, MD
After years of on and off back pain and chiropractor finally went to dr samuelson and he did conservative measures with no relief he recommended back surgery with great success!,.
By: S K.
Dr. William O. Samuelson, MD
Very happy with my outcome.had lost all strength in my right arm had terrible headaches.2yrs. Since my surgery and strength in my arm has returned and headaches are rare.
By: Luke R.
Kunal Patra MD
I could never say enough wonderful things about Kunal Patra! I strongly suggest you give his office a try if you're looking for an excellent physician!
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By: Kristy L.
Family Health Care-Urgent Care
Our family is new to the area. Susan helped get our family set up and answered our many questions. She was knowledgeable, friendly and professional.
By: B B.
Dr. William O. Samuelson, MD
Had operation on 2 disc s on my upper back,neckl completely healed it has been 20 years since surgery ,,no pain,surgery was a success,.
By: Ramiro N.
Dr. William O. Samuelson, MD
Mi experiencia con el Dr. Samuelson, ha side exelente, muy professional , excelente attention y como medico el major.
By: Aaron M.
Dr. William O. Samuelson, MD
Glad to have done my unicompartmental total knee and physical therapy very important post op do your exercises'.
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Results from an imaging procedure may be available almost instantly (as with X-rays and ultrasound), or might take a few minutes to develop. However, in some cases it will take a radiologist additional time to analyze and report on the images collected, so results may be delayed by a few hours or days.
Radiologists can perform a variety of imaging procedures depending on their specialty. Common examples include:
  • X-rays.
  • Computed tomography (CT scans).
  • Ultrasound.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Positron emission tomography (PET).
  • Interventional radiology: Using specialized imaging techniques to assist with surgery, either immediately before or in the process of a surgical procedure.

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